After Saturday’s 67-41 victory over Callaway, Jones said no one was patting themselves on the back.
“I asked them in the locker room, yeah we’re 5-0, but do you feel good about 5-0,” Jones said. “Some of them said, not really. And I like that. That’s my challenge to them is to not be content and satisfied. We have to stay hungry.”
The Lady Grangers have done enough to win every game they’ve played, though, and they got it done Saturday in relatively stress-free fashion.
The Lady Grangers were up 15-9 after the first quarter, and they extended that lead to 34-16 at the half.
LaGrange was able to add to its lead in the second half, although Callaway did a nice job of hanging in there.
Callaway head coach Deyano Martin, whose team beat Troup in its season opener the night before, was proud of the fight his team showed after falling behind big.
“You don’t give up, keep fighting, continue to plug,” Martin said. “They did that.”
Martin also believes playing teams like LaGrange will help his squad in the long run.
“We always strive to play tough teams early on, so that way by the time we get to region play we’ve seen some tough opponents,” Martin said. “It’ll give us a better chance during region.”
Brittany Tatum led a balanced scoring effort for LaGrange with 19 points, and fellow guard Steara Mitchell added 13 points.
Post player KaBrenna Smith chipped in with 12 points.
Tanesha Johnson led Callaway with 11 points, and Monica Jackson and Jamonica Dean added nine points apiece.
LaGrange will return to the court on Friday for a game at Heard County, while Callaway will visit Greenville on Friday.